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The Wang Lab Publications

In the Media

"Researchers Pinpoint Fear of Heights in the Brain"
BrainFacts/SfN (January 12, 2021)

Selected Publications

"Supramammillary neurons projecting to the septum regulate dopamine and motivation for environmental interaction in mice"
Andrew J. Kesner, Rick Shin, Coleman B. Calva, Reuben F. Don, Sue Junn, Christian T. Potter, Leslie A. Ramsey, Ahmed F. Abou-Elnaga, Christopher G. Cover, Dong V. Wang, Hanbing Lu, Yihong Yang & Satoshi Ikemoto
Nature Communications 12, 2811 (2021)

Representation of Fear of Heights by Basolateral Amygdala Neurons
Jun Liu, Longnian Lin, Dong V. Wang
Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-0483-20; DOI: (January 12, 2021)

A Subpopulation of Prefrontal Cortical Neurons Is Required for Social Memory
Bo Xing, Nancy R. Mack, Kai-Ming Guo, Yu-Xiang Zhang, Billy Ramirez, Sha-Sha Yang, Li Lin, Dong V. Wang, Yan-Chun Li, Wen-Jun Gao
Biological Psychiatry, (September 5, 2020)

Hippocampal efferents to retrosplenial cortex and lateral septum are required for memory acquisition
Ashley N. Opalka, Dong V. Wang
Learn. Mem. 27: 310-318. 10.1101/lm.051797.120 (2020)

Hippocampal Ripple Coordinates Retrosplenial Inhibitory Neurons during Slow-Wave Sleep
Ashley N. Opalka, Wen-qiang Huang, Jun Liu, Hualou Liang, Dong V. Wang
Cell Reports 30:2, P432-441.E3 (January 14, 2020)

Disrupting Glutamate Co-Transmission Does Not Affect Acquisition of Conditioned Behavior Reinforced by Dopamine Neuron Activation
Wang, D.V., Viereckel, T., Zell, V., Konradsson-Geuken, A., Broker,.C.J., Talishinsky, A., Yoo, J.H., Galinato, M.H., Arvidsson, E., Hnasko, T.S., Wallen-Mackenzie, A. & Ikemoto, S.
Cell Reports 18, 2584-2591 (2017)

Coordinated interaction between hippocampal sharp-wave ripples and anterior cingulate unit activity
Wang*, D.V. & Ikemoto*, S.
Journal of Neuroscience 36, 10663-10672 (2016) *Co-corresponding authors

Pontomesencephalic tegmental afferents to VTA non-dopamine neurons are necessary for appetitive Pavlovian learning
Yau, H., Wang, D.V., Tsou, J., Chuang, Y., Chen, B.T., Deisseroth, K., Ikemoto, S. & Bonci, A.
Cell Reports 16, 2699-2710 (2016)

Mesopontine median raphe regulates hippocampal ripple oscillation and memory consolidation
Wang, D.V., Yau, H., Broker, C.J., Tsou, J., Bonci, A. & Ikemoto, S.
Nature Neuroscience 18, 728-735 (2015)

Phasic excitation of ventral tegmental dopamine neurons potentiates the initiation of conditioned approach behavior: parametric and reinforcement-schedule analyses
Ilango, A., Kesner, A.J., Broker, C.J., Wang, D.V. & Ikemoto, S.
Front. Behav. Neurosci. 8:155 (2014)

Convergent processing of both positive and negative motivational signals by the VTA dopamine neuronal populations
Wang, D.V. & Tsien, J.Z.
Plos One 6(2): e17047 (2011)

Conjunctive processing of locomotor signals by the ventral tegmental area neuronal population
Wang, D.V. & Tsien, J.Z.
Plos One 6(1): e16528 (2011)

Neurons in the amygdala with response-selectivity for anxiety in two ethologically based tests
Wang, D.V., Wang, F., Liu, J., Zhang, L., Wang, Z. & Lin, L.
Plos One 6(4): e18739 (2011)

NMDA receptors in dopaminergic neurons are crucial for habit learning
Wang, L.P., Li, F., Wang, D., Xie, K., Wang, D., Shen, X. & Tsien, J.Z.
Neuron 72:1055-1066 (2011)

Neural encoding of the concept of nest in the mouse brain
Lin, L., Chen, G., Kuang, H., Wang, D. & Tsien, J.Z.
PNAS 104 (14):6066-6071 (2007)

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Dong Wang, PhD

Dong Wang, PhD
Principal Investigator